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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday's Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Lt. Schneider

Cpl. Brian Downard
Cpl. Brian Downard
U.S. Marines

Brian Downard was 23 years old, a father, a country music fan, and a corporal of Marines. He joined the Marine Corps in July of 2005, and would do two deployments to two different scenic locales. The first was to Iraq, where he served from November of ’06 to April of the following year. While in Iraq, Brian suffered a concussion from an IED strike while patrolling. Undeterred, Brian stayed in the Marines and deployed to Burma in 2008 when Marines and sailors with the Essex Amphibious Readiness Group provided humanitarian assistance operations to aid the cyclone-stricken country. He would eventually leave the service just last July, after four honorable years of service.

One month after separation, he discovered that he had testicular cancer, and a very aggressive strain at that. The cancer spread quickly to his muscles and fatty tissues, and Brian suffered so greatly with the pain that they put him on morphine. He was released from the VA to enjoy his last days with the love from his mom and his 7-year-old son Jesse.

You can read the rest of Cpl. Downard's story here.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Hermann Hesse


Today's Quote:
TIME TO TAKE ANOTHER BREAK. TO BE CONTINUED


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Joseph Conrad


Today's Quote:
"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Ayn Rand


Today's Quote:
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men."


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Scott Brown


Today's Quote:
"The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it."


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Mike Golch

Lt. Ronald Markiewicz

Lt. Ronald Markiewicz
U.S. Army

The year is 1971. A Lieutenant in the United States Army by the name of Ronald Markiewicz is serving near the Laotian border. He is a helicopter pilot. In March of that year he is sent out to fly two missions. The first one was to resupply a group of Vietnamese Marines and pick up wounded service members. The second mission was to allow troops to recover the crew of a downed helicopter. One both occasions he faces anti-aircraft fire and is wounded each time.

Fast forward to 2010 and Lt. Ronald Markiewicz finally received the Silver Star and a Distinguished Flying Cross. The awards he earned 39 years ago.


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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Morgan Freeman


Today's Quote:
"Rarely have elected leaders been so intent on defying the public will."


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Adam West


Today's Quote:
"I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man."


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Monday, September 20, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Soren Kierkegaard


Today's Quote:
"I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around."


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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Robert Frost


Today's Quote:
"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Mark Twain


Today's Quote:
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: George Ade


Today's Quote:
"Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law."


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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Lord Chesterfield


Today's Quote:
"A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative."


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday's Hero

Pvt. Daren A. Smith
Pvt. Daren A. Smith
19 years old from Helena, Montana
3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
December 13, 2007
U.S. Army

Pvt. Daren A. Smith was born in Butte, Montana and lived there until he reached middle school, when he moved to Helena. He graduated from Helena High School in 2006 and completed a semester at the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology. He joined the United States Army in March of 2007 and was deployed to Iraq on November of that year.

Pvt. Daren A. Smith died on December 13, 2007 of non-combat related injuries. His funeral was held on a cold 20-degree Winter's day but that didn't stop hundreds of mourners from his hometown lining the streets to honor him.

"He was the kind of guy who would do anything for you," said a friend of Pvt. Smith. "He was just a great guy."


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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin


Today's Quote:
"You must look into other people as well as at them."


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Solomon ibn Gabirol


Today's Quote:
"There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader."


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Monday, September 13, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Flannery O'Connor


Today's Quote:
"The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others."


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: George W. Bush


Today's Quote:
"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."


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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Have you Forgotten?

I haven't forgotten...



I won't forget what happened, and I won't forget where I was. Nor will I forget the innocents lost, nor their families. I won't forget those who died trying to save lives, and I won't forget the bravery, courage, and self-sacrifice exhibited by so many Americans...



I won't forget the unity, and strength that this nations possesses, and showed the world that day, and those that followed. I won't forget my anger of my sadness, and I suggest that those responsible don't forget it either...



Because I have friends and protectors who can do what I can't. Who know the cost and lay it all on the line for their families, their country, and for me...



Every American should stand behind them, and I think that I can speak for all those that I know when I say that we do. We treasure them, and honor them, and promise to give them far more respect, and honor if the ultimate sacrifice should be made on our behalf.



It is because of men and women like them, that we can we, as a nation, have been blessed. I will continue to remember what you have tried to do to us, and the horrors you have brought to so many. I will also remember who I am, what is worth fighting for, and those who have given everything to protect my way of life, my right to be who I am, feel the way I do, and raise my children the same way. God bless and protect our troops. God bless and protect our people, our children, and our nation...

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Yogi Berra


Today's Quote:
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “


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Friday, September 10, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: General George S. Patton


Today's Quote:
"Half this game is ninety percent mental."


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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Mark Twain


Today's Quote:
"A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood."


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday's Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Mike

Pvt. Barney F. Hajiro
Pvt. Barney F. Hajiro
93 years old from Waipahu, Hawaii
442nd Regimental Combat Team
U.S. Army

On September 16 Mr. Hajiro will turn 94 years old. His family immigrated from Japan during WWI and he had to drop out of school and work to help support his family. After Pearl Harbor was attacked he was drafted in the United States Army. In March 1943, he volunteered to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed of Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) like himself. He was shipped to Europe in 1944 first to Italy then to France where, over ten days in October, Pvt. Hajiro repeatedly distinguished himself in battle by exposing himself to enemy fire while assisting an allied attack. On October 29, 1944 Pvt. Hajiro single-handedly destroyed two German machine gun emplacements before being shot in the shoulder and wrist partially paralyzing his left arm. For his actions he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1948 he was awarded the Military Medal by the British government, in 2000 was was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Bill Clinton and in 2004 he was awarded the L├ęgion d'honneur by France. Barney F. Hajiro is the oldest living Medal Of Honor recipient.

From his Medal Of Honor Citation:

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Barney F. Hajiro, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 19, 22, and 29 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France. Private Hajiro, while acting as a sentry on top of an embankment on 19 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France, rendered assistance to allied troops attacking a house 200 yards away by exposing himself to enemy fire and directing fire at an enemy strong point. He assisted the unit on his right by firing his automatic rifle and killing or wounding two enemy snipers. On 22 October 1944, he and one comrade took up an outpost security position about 50 yards to the right front of their platoon, concealed themselves, and ambushed an 18-man, heavily armed, enemy patrol, killing two, wounding one, and taking the remainder as prisoners. On 29 October 1944, in a wooded area in the vicinity of Biffontaine, France, Private Hajiro initiated an attack up the slope of a hill referred to as "Suicide Hill" by running forward approximately 100 yards under fire. He then advanced ahead of his comrades about ten yards, drawing fire and spotting camouflaged machine gun nests. He fearlessly met fire with fire and single-handedly destroyed two machine gun nests and killed two enemy snipers. As a result of Private Hajiro's heroic actions, the attack was successful. Private Hajiro's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army.


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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: H. M. Warner


Today's Quote:
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Irving Kristol


Today's Quote:
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Carl von Clausewitz


Today's Quote:
"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."


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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Sir Winston Churchill


Today's Quote:
"The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy."


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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Benjamin Franklin


Today's Quote:
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Ernest Hemingway


Today's Quote:
"Well done is better than well said."


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Sun Tzu


Today's Quote:
"Never mistake motion for action."


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday's Hero

Thank you Kathi. For the fourth year now you've been kind enough to put together this look back at the past year of posts for us. xoxoxox



Wednesday Hero - 2009/2010


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Quote Of The Day

Yesterday's Answer: Karl Wallenda


Today's Quote:
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."


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